Talented drummer-composer Jaimeo Brown features in the April Rhythm’s Introducing new bands section. In his drums-guitar-sax trio he mixes jazz, blues, East Indian Carnatic music and hip-hop, and makes a beautiful noise doing it. We particularly like the African feel of ‘Accra’, on his new Transcendence album, in which Jaimeo’s drums create an intriguing shifting-sands polyrhythmic effect, like a multi-layered African percussion group. “I hear that in African music all the time,” Jaimeo tells us. “That play of different things happening and hearing how they merge and mix together. The record celebrates African-American music and the spirituals they produced.” Read more about Jaimeo in April’s Rhythm.